Many thanks Mike, dropping the intensity of the light levels down gets some really nice effects, the higher levels white out the photos for my eyes.
I’ve put some photos on the blog post at different light levels to illustrate, but with distance, position, height and intensity on the lights there are so many variables and that’s before you turn a dial on the camera !
I have a pair of small halogen lights, and one of the bulbs broke last year. No replacements made anymore so I haven’t taken any photos at all since. These look right up the old alley, and probably won’t melt things that come in contact with them either!
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